Nothing less than an intellectual and spiritual rehab manual for the progressive left. Irvine Welsh Part memoir, part polemic, this is a savage, wise and witty tour-de-force. An unflinching account of the realities of systemic poverty, Poverty Safari lays down challenges to both the left and right. It is hard to think of a more timely, powerful or necessary book. J.K. RowlingA blistering analysis of the issues facing the voiceless and the social mechanisms that hobble progress, all wrapped up in an unput-downable memoir. - Denise Mina Raw, powerful and challenging. - Kezia Dugdale A scan of the injuries poverty leaves in Britain, which manages to be humane, angry and wise all at the same time. - Nick Cohen The ignorance class division fosters and 'our assumptions about the people on the other side of the divide' are Darren McGarvey's themes. His Poverty Safari is one of the best accounts of working-class life I have read. McGarvey is a rarity: a working-class writer who has fought to make the middle-class world hear what he has to say. - Nick Cohen in The Guardian, 23rd September 2017 If The Road To Wigan Pier had been written by a Wigan miner and not an Etonian rebel, this is what might have been achieved. McGarvey's book takes you to the heart of what is wrong with the society free market capitalism has created. - Paul Mason
About the Author
Darren McGarvey, better known by the stage name Loki, is a Scottish rapper and hip hop recording artist, who has made regular media appearances on BBC Scotland and STV as a social commentator. Through his music and writing, McGarvey has looked at deprivation and expressed his belief in the importance of community and social responsibility.